Tag: Fine Art

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THE POWER OF FLOWERS

Artists have featured flowers in their work as a symbol of rebirth and renewal for centuries. In recent months, many of us have been drawn to flowers as subjects in social media, and also as an excuse to get outside.  By Jenna Condas  People started noticing. Had birds always chirped so sweetly? Had that sycamore tree in the front yard suddenly grown taller? Were the roses in the neighbor’s garden always such a gorgeous shade […]

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THE CASE FOR COLOR

Art, design, and architecture at JoAnne Artman Galleries  By James Reed One of the countless pleasures put on hold by the pandemic is the aesthetic and intellectual thrill of viewing art in person. Museums are off-limits, galleries are shuttered or open by appointment only, and art walks are on ice. While architecturally significant outdoor spaces, sculpture gardens, and public plazas thankfully remain largely accessible, the social, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of appreciating art in-person and […]

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Art and the Other

OCMA’s next season will explore how identity and cultural legacy can impact how we see the world By Jennifer Condas Have you ever wondered what it would be like to view the world through the eyes of another? And that this new way of seeing may provide an entirely different way of assessing the spaces we live in? Well, wonder no more, because one of OCMA Expand’s exciting new exhibitions in Season 4 will invite […]

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EXHIBITIONS OF EQUALITY (1 of 2)

Global museums great and small are featuring female artists in major 2020 exhibitions. Here are a dozen or so of the most intriguing shows. The international art world has long suffered from a serious case of gender inequality. In the last decade, only 14 percent of exhibitions at 26 major American museums were of work by women, according to studies by ArtNet.com. Museums are not buying work by women, either. Of the 260,470 works added […]